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Animal of the Week!

This week’s animal is the Eurasian, or common, Magpie. This bird is found in Europe, much of Asia, and in the northwest region of Africa, as well as the western regions of North America. It’s actually believed to be one of the most intelligent birds, if not one of the most intelligent animals. This bird ranges from 17-18 inches in length, with over half of that length being found in its tail. It’s mostly black and white, with tinges of purple, blue, and green. The magpie is an omnivore, eating anything ranging from young birds and insects to acorns and grain. These birds will only avoid humans when harassed, and in some cultures it’s actually believed that crossing paths with a magpie can predict the future depending on how many are seen.